Rhea has been given a “chatai” (mat) to sleep on.
Actress Rhea Chakraborty has been confined into a prison cell without basic requirements, including a bed, pillow or a ceiling fan.
Rhea was arrested on 8 September 2020 after being found guilty concerning drugs in relation to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.
She was sentenced under the NDPS Act and is currently spending 14 days in judicial custody in Byculla Jail.
According to an NDTV report, Rhea is occupying the cell adjacent to Indrani Mukerjea.
She was accused of murdering her daughter, Sheena Bora.
Reliable sources have confirmed that Rhea Chakraborty has been kept in a single cell due to “security concerns.”
The actress could possibly be under threat because she is considered one of the prime suspects in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death investigation.
As well as the drug angle, Rhea has been accused of abetment to suicide by the late actor’s father, KK Singh.
She has also been suspected of money laundering concerning Sushant’s bank accounts. However, she has strongly denied these claims.
Prior to Rhea’s arrest, her brother Showik Chakraborty and four others were arrested in relation to drug charges.
The arrests were made by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) who found sufficient evidence against the accused.
Rhea Chakraborty was charged with procuring drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput despite previously denying the allegations.
The report revealed that Rhea has been given a “chatai” (mat) to sleep on. However, she has not been given a pillow.
The actress does not have a fan in her cell. Yet, the court may allow a table fan to be provided.
Outside of her cell stand two round-the-clock guards, in three scheduled shifts.
Satish Maneshinde, who is Rhea’s lawyer has revealed that further action would be taken after perusing a court order.
Speaking to PTI, he said:
“Once we get a copy of the order passed by the special NDPS court, we will decide next week on further course of action and about approaching the Bombay High Court.”
In her bail plea which was denied, Rhea stated that she was being wrongly incriminated in the ongoing case.
The drug angle came to light when the Enforcement Directorate (ED) shared accessed Rhea’s WhatsApp chats suggesting the use of banned drugs.
This probed the NCB to begin its investigation. The ongoing case has witnessed several shocking revelations.
It appears many more are yet to be brought to light.